On this day: August 3

POSTED: 3:07 PM Aug 02 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 03 2012

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - USS Nautilus
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1958: The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus becomes the first vessel to travel beneath the North Pole.

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